Thamesmead and New Cross shoppers can look forward to brand new B&M stores opening this month – with just over two weeks to go until the first one welcomes customers.

The new Thamesmead shop at Cannon Retail Park, 6 Twin Tumps Way will open its doors on February 22.

As for New Cross, shoppers can visit the new store at Unit 2, New Cross Gate Retail Park from February 29 onwards.

These openings are part of 45 new B&M locations planned for 2024 and the company says that same number is projected for the next financial year.

The company's website has already disclosed 17 locations as part of a series of 45 stores planned for a 2024 opening.

Last year saw a similar push in development, with numerous new stores popping up and several existing ones relocating.

All in all, the group looks set to have introduced 76 new stores across all its brands by March.

This includes 45 B&M stores within UK, 11 in France, and 20 novel Heron outlets.

Alex Russo, chief executive of the group, said: “The performance across the ‘golden quarter’ has been pleasing, with strong operational execution across the three businesses.

“Our strategy remains unchanged – we are an everyday low-price discounter with a laser-focus in keeping excellence in retail standards and our costs the lowest.

“This allows us to provide our products at the best price to all customers, many of whom continue to face significant cost-of-living pressures.

“Our store pipeline is strong and we will open not less than 45 B&M UK stores in each of the next two financial years, driving disciplined cash-generating growth.”

B&M already has more than 700 stores in the UK and employs over 35,000 staff.

You can see more details about the new stores set to open in the UK or job vacancies on the B&M website.